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How To Use Your Network To Fend Off The Latest Cyber Threats

  • Thursday, January 12th, 2017 at 11:00 AM EST (16:00:00 UTC)
  • Arabella Hallawel, John Pescatore, Paul Bowen, and Ann Sun


  • NETSCOUT Systems, Inc.

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Join SANS, Arbor Networks and NETSCOUT as we discuss the latest cyber-attack methods and approaches, including ransomware, facing security teams . Quickly identifying malicious or suspicious network traffic communications can be the key to faster detection and effective response. We will demonstrate how to quickly identify the signs and shut down malicious activity in the network and access data where and where you need it from your security infrastructure.

Speaker Bios

Arabella Hallawell

Arabella is responsible for the go-to-market positioning and activation of the company’s Advanced Threat solutions at Arbor. Previously she was VP of Corporate Strategy where she led strategic planning and corporate development activities.


Arabella has over 20 years of experience in IT security and strategy. Prior to joining Arbor, Arabella was VP of Corporate Strategy at Sophos, a global IT security vendor headquartered in Boston and Oxford, UK where she led M&A strategy, market and customer insight, and global corporate communications.


Prior to Sophos, Arabella was Research VP at Gartner, the IT research and advisory services firm. At Gartner, Arabella led coverage of the endpoint, eMail and web security markets and counseled many of the world’s largest corporations, governments and technology providers on technology and market trends and their strategic implications.

John Pescatore

John Pescatore joined SANS as director of emerging security trends in January 2013 after more than 13 years as lead security analyst for Gartner, 11 years with GTE, and service with both the National Security Agency, where he designed secure voice systems, and the U.S. Secret Service, where he developed secure communications and voice systems "and the occasional ballistic armor installation." John has testified before Congress about cyber security, was named one of the 15 most-influential people in security in 2008 and remains an NSA-certified cryptologic engineer.

Paul Bowen

Paul Bowen, Principal Security Technologist with Arbor Networks, focuses on advanced threat detection and mitigation with Arbor’s new Spectrum Platform. Paul has over 20 years’ industry experience. He started out at Estee Lauder, gaining a decade of experience as a manager of global security before moving from being a security consumer to a security vendor. Paul spent almost a decade at Arcsight before transitioning to being a strategic evangelist from the Office of Advanced Technology for HP. Before joining Arbor Networks he spent a year with Mandiant and another year with Fortinet.

Ann Sun

Ann Sun is director of product marketing for NETSCOUT'S Packet Flow Switch Business Unit. Her responsibilities include the portfolio of packet flow switches and taps solutions, with a focus on security solutions and partnerships. Prior to joining NETSCOUT, Ann headed marketing for VSS Monitoring, and held several different leadership roles at Cisco. She has been involved in various security solutions--802.1X security when she led marketing in the Wireless Networking Business Unit at Cisco, firewalls in the early days of Cisco's Security Business Unit, and physical security systems.

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